I heard a quote last week that really made me think. The saying was, “People treat you how they feel.” The wounded wound is what I always told my kids when there was drama in elementary school or high school. Everyone has a story.
If someone is happy, they will most likely move through the world with joy. If they are hurt or devastated or angry or helpless, that will probably come out in their everyday reactions too. Continue reading
I watched a video the other day of Mr. Rogers speaking to the U.S. Senate about funding for the public broadcasting system back in 1969. It was in jeopardy of losing its funding and this was the avenue that Mr. Rogers used to share his children’s show each day. In just six minutes, he convinced the committee to keep the $20 million in funding that was in place. Continue reading
Entrepreneur and author Gary Vaynerchuck said, “Being cool has nothing to do with age; it has to do with how solid your identity is.” Continue reading
A blank page in a new book. The first day of 2018. What story will we write?
Research professor and author Brené Brown said, “I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Continue reading
I saw an anonymous meme on Facebook that said, “The trees are about to show you just how beautiful letting go can be.”
This really made me pause as I turned the calendar to start the crisp, colourful month of October. It must be so freeing for the trees to let everything fall away and realize that they can face the world with nothing to hide behind. Because their roots are strong enough to withstand anything the world brings. Continue reading
Author Brené Brown said, “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Continue reading